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    canadians in Oz-prospects after?

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    Hey, I'm considering Oz for med school, as my last post says, and I was wondering about what happens when a Canadian finishes medical school there. I have no desire to go to the US, so I'm not particularly concerned with how to get a residency etc. there. Is it possible to stay on in Australia and become a full-fledged physician? Or, if not, is it difficult to come back to Canada and get into a residency? Would getting good marks make a difference as to whether I would be able to stay in Australia? If anyone can help me out, or even better, has gone through the process themselves, it would be very much appreciated.
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    Do you want to practice in the Australian outback?

    At my interview for Flinders the admissions guy said that there may be possibilities for rural medicine in Australia for international students which he added were quite *rewarding*. It appears that the policies regarding foreigners practicing medicine in Australia are always changing so you never know what might happen by the time you graduate.

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    re: Staying in Aus

    Found out some "good" news...NZ has a shortage of docs now...when you graduate in 4 years hope this is still the case. After u graduate apply for your NZ PR then get ur citizenship after 2 years and apply to get an Aussie PR.

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    Oz

    After doing extensive research here is what I have found out...

    obviously the US route is always open..USMLE 1,2 and 3 depending on whether you go J1 or H1B

    In terms of Aus/NZ the future looks good.

    Apparently getting an internship is very easy for grads of Aus/NZ schools...(only in Aus, unfortunately NZ doesn't have any extra internships even for foreign fee paying students studying there)...

    Your best best is to then try and secure yourself a 2 year contract. If you can do this, you will work as an RMO in a hospital for those two years....it doesn't necessarily mean in a rural area. You may be able to get yourself a spot on the outskirts of melbourne since they are desperate for doctors there too...

    The pay is roughly about 80,000...obviously this changes with the hospital/location..

    Anyway if you get this 2 year contract you can easily get ur PR under the Sponsorship by a Job section.....However this will also mean you will be slightly delayed in terms of doing your residency training (2 years)....

    Ur other option is to get your NZ Pr now since this doesn't effect ur intnernational student status, do your internshi in Aus and then go to NZ to get a training position...the good thing is this will be recognized in Aus, the two years + u spend in NZ gets you citizenship which then makes the Aus PR very easy to get and you waste no time.

    If you want...(doubt you will though) to return to Canada and work in the lovely Artic then it's much easier to do so if you write the relevant exams :P

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